The Most Boring Sports to Watch Anything
Ultimate List
17  reranks 10,860 votes 1,159 voters 32,666 views more info

The Most Boring Sports to Watch

The most boring sports to watch are far from entertaining, exciting or interesting. To put it nicely, the most boring sports to watch are great for lazy afternoons when you need a good excuse to take a nap. These sports, which include professional sports, college sports and even Olympic sports, might be popular but they are also the best at being completely boring.

Depending on who you ask, America's pastime baseball is one of the worst offenders in terms of being boring. Plays are separated by several minutes and when there is action it lasts only a few seconds. Golf, while watched by millions around the world, is similar as it's seen as slow and somewhat nonathletic.

Other sports are simply boring because they feature a long time of little action, sometimes hours, then just a few minutes of actual action. Soccer games rarely result in more than a few goals which take second each leaving the other time for watching players kick the ball around and run. Horse racing might be the "most exciting two minutes in sports" but the hours and hours of nothingness leading up to those two minutes is like watching paint dry.

Be it for their repetitive nature, like auto racing and bowling to the slow action, like curling and canoeing, whatever the reason, these sports are boring to watch but each are still enjoyed by fans around the globe. They might not include buzzer beaters like in basketball or the hard-hitting action like in hockey but each brings something different to the world of sports.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 17 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1
    Up 323
    Down 118

    the people's #1 & most listed

    open report item
  2. 2
    Up 338
    Down 107

    Sailing

    open report item
  3. 3
    Up 424
    Down 166

    Golf

    open report item
  4. 4
    Up 241
    Down 63

    added by DrBrendalynnLove

    open report item
  5. 5
    Up 329
    Down 131

    open report item
  6. 6
    Up 218
    Down 176

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Archery

    open report item
  7. 7
    Up 225
    Down 109

    added by PeteBoyle

    open report item
  8. 8
    Up 255
    Down 142

    added by zxray

    open report item
  9. 9
    Up 222
    Down 85

    added by gaeul

    open report item
  10. 10
    Up 208
    Down 79

    added by zxray Weight Lifting

    open report item
  11. 11
    Up 239
    Down 130

    open report item
  12. 12
    Up 265
    Down 127

    added by zxray

    open report item
  13. 13
    Up 323
    Down 244

    Baseball

    open report item
  14. 14
    Up 217
    Down 157

    open report item
  15. 15
    Up 247
    Down 138

    added by zxray

    open report item
  16. 16
    Up 216
    Down 185

    Wrestling

    open report item
  17. 17
    Up 243
    Down 105

    ranked low on reranks & added by zxray Bowling

    open report item
  18. 18
    Up 214
    Down 145

    open report item
  19. 19
    Up 129
    Down 81
    No image

    added by DrBrendalynnLove

    open report item
  20. 20
    Up 190
    Down 253

    added by mwahahahaha

    open report item
  21. 21
    Up 170
    Down 156

    open report item
  22. 22
    Up 158
    Down 234

    added by Scott Klingaman 10 minutes of action, 3 hours of replays and commercials. 

    open report item
  23. 23
    Up 234
    Down 287

    added by bojanthebest

    open report item
  24. 24
    Up 125
    Down 157

    added by mwahahahaha

    open report item
  25. 25
    Up 153
    Down 164

    Gymnastics

    open report item
  26. 26
    Up 90
    Down 128

    added by beernbugs Rugby

    open report item
  27. 27
    Up 8
    Down 7

    new! & added by jmart

    open report item
  28. 28
    Up 76
    Down 75

    added by Maximiliano650 Football Australiano

    open report item
  29. 29
    Up 92
    Down 121

    added by Maximiliano650 Football American

    open report item
  30. 30
    Up 12
    Down 5

    added by modojosho Ballroom Dancing

    open report item
  31. 31
    Up 58
    Down 114

    added by Coolza

    open report item
  32. 32 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS + 1 MORE

items 1 - 31 of 31

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists